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WELCOME
Incoming 9 graders! th

PRINCIPALS

Mr. Fields, Principal

Mrs. Shive, Assistant Principal

Mr. King, Freshman Principal

Mr. Livers, Assistant Principal

COUNSELORS

Ms. Rowan, Department Head

Mrs. Krisher

Mrs. Lawson

Ms. Swiney

School Hours at BGHS
Excel Period (Zero Period)
7:30 am to 8:20 am
Regular School Day
1st – 6th periods
8:30 am to 3:05 pm

Words you need to know…

Credit---Official certification that a student has completed a

course. At BGHS, we have whole (1) credit courses and half
(1/2) credit courses.
Semester---One of the two divisions of an academic year.
1st semester--the start of school to winter break (August – December).
2nd semester--after winter break until the end of the year (January – May)

Prerequisite—What is required before you can take a class
Transcript---A student’s academic record.
Core Courses—Academic courses recognized by the NCAA

Clearinghouse
No—We will not, and you will not

Math Requirement
All students are required to take a math course every year of high

school.
This can include:

Pre-Algebra Algebra I
Accelerated Algebra I
Geometry Accelerated Geometry Geometry Pre-AP
Algebra II Accelerated Algebra II Algebra II Pre-AP
Algebra III Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus Pre-AP
AP Calculus AP Statistics
Math 116-WKU
AP Computer Science
Foundations in Personal Finance

Diploma Choices
Merit Diploma
22 credits minimum required

Comprehensive Diploma
24 credits minimum required

Merit Diploma
 English

English I, II, III, IV

4 credits

 Science

Any three science classes
3 credits to include: life science, physical science, and earth/space science.

 Math

Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II

 Social Studies

World Civ., U. S. History,
Political Science

 Health / P.E.

½ credit health, ½ credit P.E.

1 credit

 Humanities

History of Performing/Visual Art

Embedded

credits

Total REQUIRED Credits =
Plus ELECTIVE Credits =
TOTAL CREDITS=

3 credits
3

14
8 (minimum)
22

Comprehensive Diploma
 English

English I, II, III, IV

4 credits

 Science

Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Anatomy/Physiology or higher

3 credits

 Math Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II 3 credits
 Social Studies

World Civ., U. S. History,
Political Science

 Health / P.E. ½ credit health, ½ credit P.E.
 Humanities

1 credit

History of Performing/Visual Art

 World Languages

two classes from same language

Total REQUIRED Credits =
Plus ELECTIVE Credits =
TOTAL CREDITS=
24

16
8 (minimum)

3 credits

Embedded
2 credits

Pre-College Curriculum-PCC

(classes that must be completed successfully in high school before entering college)
 English
English I, II, III, IV 4 credits
 Math Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II
3 credits
 Science
Credits to include life
3 credits science, physical science, and







earth/space science (at least one lab course).
Social Studies From U. S. History,
3 credits
Economics, Government,
World Geography, and World Civilization.
Health / P.E.
½ Health, ½ P.E. 1 credit
History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts
1 credit
World Languages or demonstrate competency
2 credits
Electives
5 credits
(3 must be rigorous)
(Recommended strongly: 1 or more courses that develop computer literacy.)

Total REQUIRED Credits =
Plus ELECTIVE Credits =
TOTAL CREDITS=
22

17
5(minimum)

Grade Point Average
Class Rank
A temporary GPA is figured at the end of

each year and a final one is done during the senior year.
Rank in class is determined by the numerical grade point average.
The final averages of all courses are counted in figuring the numerical GPA.
The student receives a decimal GPA based on a 4.0 scale with the following values assigned
A=4
B=3
C=2
D=1
F=0

Sample Grades / GPA
9TH Grade (End of Year on Transcript)

English I
Algebra I
Biology
Spanish I
Health
PE I
World Civ.

GPA
Numeric
Class Rank

86
94
82
76
96
98

3.0
4.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
95

1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.5
0.5
4.0

20 /6 = 3.33
88.33
65/283

1.0

Kentucky Educational Excellence
Scholarship (KEES)

Awarded…